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sees a cut in spending. >> street battles in tunisia following the funeral of the slain opposition leader chokri belaid. >> millions are in asia heading home to celebrate the year of the snake. for the first time in the history of the european union, the long-term budget will be cut. 27 eu leaders meeting in brussels have agreed to a final budget during a second summit arranged especially to do so. we will go live to brussels for the latest in just a moment. >> that's right -- the drastically reduced seven-year budget is worth 959 billion euros and was hammered out after two days of nearly round-the- clock negotiations and is far less than the just over $1 trillion euros -- and the one trillion euros the commission had originally proposed. >> german chancellor angela merkel went into the talks saying she was confident the agreement would be reached. in the end, the 27 member states came up with a compromise that even british prime minister david cameron welcomed as a good deal for britain >> it is perhaps nobody's perfect budget, but there is a lot in it for everybody. obviously, y
world news." our top stories -- tunisia in turmoil as thousands gather for the funeral of an assassinated opposition leader, chokri belaid. mourners accuse the islamist government of murder as a protest strike shuts down the economy. is this the death of a revolution? a former californian caught becomes america's most wanted after he dechairs war on former colleagues in the los angeles police department. >> of course he knows what he's doing we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary. >> and the ugly allegations behind the beauty of the bolshoi. we hear from the ballet star at the center of an off-stage storm. and jim see here with business news. >> thanks very much indeed. negotiations have been going on through the night, but the word is european union leaders are for the first time in its history close to a deal that actually cuts the budget. >> it's 12:00 noon here in washington, 7:00 a.m. in washington, d.c., and 1:00 in the afternoon in tunis, where thousands of people have gathered for the funeral of the assassin
>> more protester underway in tunisia -- protests are underway in tunisia. the other stories on al jazeera, as french forces in mali push north towards algeria, violence erupts in the capital. >> i am in brussels. after talks lasting through the night, we now have a draft proposal for the eu budget. many more hours ahead before a deal is finally done. >> nasa's curiosity rover gets down to work on the red planet. thousands of tunisians are gathering in their capital for the from -- funeral of a prominent opposition leader. shape -- shokri belaid was shot in front of his home. he was one of the government's fiercest critics. some are putting the blame on the ruling party. hashemi behar a -- hashem able horror -- haitian -- hashem ahelbarra is live with more. >> there are protests across the country and symbolic ceremonies paying tribute to the opposition leader. we are expecting the funeral to start anytime soon. the procession will be in the capital where he will be laid to rest. people are concerned about potential clashes with supporters of the government and supporters of the op
. >> european leaders at loggerheads over the new budget. >> credit unit -- a general strike in tunisia as anger grows over the assassination of one of the nation's boldest critics. >> an unsettling report outlining doping across sports. the battle of the budget in brussels in shaping up to be very much a north/south confrontation with europe's rich northern countries calling for a further deep spending cuts. >> but in the south, countries like greece and spain say four years of austerity are enough. they are calling for spending to be eased to spur growth and create jobs. >> after it failed budget summit in november, stakes are high this time around for some kind of deal. >> british prime minister david cameron wants the eu to mend what he sees as its wasteful ways. he made his point by arriving on foot, not in a chauffeur-driven limousine. he went into the talks in a bullish mood. >> the numbers that were put forward were much too high. they need to come down, and if they do not, a to be a done deal. >> that puts him on a collision course with many other eu leaders who argue the block needs a
. >> tunisia's prime minister has resigned a day after his bid to set up a government of technocrats failed. it was opposed by other members of his governing party. then he announced his resignation after a meeting with the president. he had proposed the non-partisan government as a way out of the political crisis sparked by the opposition of a leading opposition figure. >> the german government has approved sending up to 330 german soldiers to mali to help the army in its battle against muslim militants one day after a european union trading mission was formally approved by eu foreign ministers in brussels -- european union training mission was formally approved. >> citizens are worried involvement could be a long, drawn-out affair like in afghanistan. the point has to be approved by the bundestag later this week. >> french and malian forces engaged in a gunbattle. under a new proposal, german troops would not join them on the front line, but they would provide more logistical support, like using airbus jets to refuel french warplanes mid-air. an additional 150 troops will be needed for th
hosni mubarak to step down. the leader of tunisia flet the country later. mohammed morsi was elected president in june 2012 amid legal challenges and hopes the arab spring would smoothly give stability across the region have been dashed. just last night, the tunisian president's party quit. what might the next two years hold regarding democracy across the region? joining us now, david hartwell. thanks very much for your time. if we could just start with egypt two years on, do you still think things as generally head in the right direction or looking at reports this morning that people are trying to protect their wealth by buying gold, by looking at other measures, maybe the country has to impose capital controls. is this all potentially unraveling? >> i think it's early to say it's unraveling, but it certainly feels as though we're approaching another crisis point because the government is clearly struggling to get ahold of both establish some form of legitimacy after the protests ask after the legal challenges that you mentioned lat year. and that is clearly having a major impact on
of change in north africa and the middle east, some of those countries, such as egypt, libya and tunisia, are more susceptible to extremism and radicalisation. were these countries discussed and was any action proposed? >> i thank my honorable friend for his support. as i said earlier, there was a discussion specifically about mali, but there is more to be done to support democracy and the building blocks of democracy in countries such as egypt and libya. the eu, with its partnership and neighbourhood funds, has a role to play there. >> has my right honorable friend received an apology from the shadow chancellor, who, as we were reminded, said in the chamber last october that the government had failed to build the alliances needed to deliver a real-terms eu budget cut? >> i am not sure the shadow chancellor really does apologies, but it has been great to be cheered to the echo by him during today's statement. i will not expect it every time, but it has been a pleasure. >> as a business owner, when negotiating with suppliers i was always able to drive down costs when there was a clear alt
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